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Plastic is a revolutionary material. It’s durable, has many uses and it’s incredibly affordable.  But what makes plastic so great has also pushed our planet to the brink of one of the worst environmental crises in history. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, its many shapes make it indistinguishable to wildlife and its low cost means we have produced far, far too much.

Three documentary films (COMING SOON) will prompt viewers to think about their own plastic consumption and the impact it has on sustainable development and the creation of a circular economy. Featuring footage filmed across the globe, the series will document both the devastating environmental impact of plastic pollution as well as the effect it has on communities living in some of the most polluted places on earth.

Plastic is a revolutionary material. It’s durable, has many uses and it’s incredibly affordable.  But what makes plastic so great has also pushed our planet to the brink of one of the worst environmental crises in history. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, its many shapes make it indistinguishable to wildlife and its low cost means we have produced far, far too much.

Three documentary films (COMING SOON) will prompt viewers to think about their own plastic consumption and the impact it has on sustainable development and the creation of a circular economy. Featuring footage filmed across the globe, the series will document both the devastating environmental impact of plastic pollution as well as the effect it has on communities living in some of the most polluted places on earth.

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2018

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Our preeminent documentary strand is curated annually and distributed through BBC World News and to over 70 local broadcast partners. These films are not available to watch online, but you can read more about each of the films in our series here:

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6 DOCUMENTARY FILMS /
70+ BROADCASTERS / 700 MILLION VIEWERS / LAUNCHING OCTOBER 2018

Using the power of strong storytelling as the foundation of the campaign, six compelling and informative documentary films will uncover the lives of men, women and children living as slaves in all corners of the world. Whether it is the deeply flawed Kafala System in the Middle East or the prolific number of children bought and sold in India, the WHY SLAVERY? series will shine a light on the millions of lives lived in the shadow of enslavement.Following the unprecedented success of Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? THE WHY is creating a ground-breaking new cross-media project that asks why slavery remains so endemic in the 21st Century.We aim to create the largest ever public media campaign about modern slavery reaching an unprecedented number of people through broadcast partners, online engagement, and in public spaces like schools, libraries, museums factories, and even football stadiums.

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Show WHY STORIES? and become part of a global network of broadcasters. We operate with sliding-scale fees dependent on ability to pay. We donate WHY STORIES free of charge to most broadcasters in low and middle-income countries. 

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Tell your story to a global audience: we are constantly on the lookout for good films. If you have film you think could be part of WHY STORIES? let us know. WHY STORIES films are paid a standard license fee to cover worldwide distribution.

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Support us to extend access to independent factual films about the key global issues facing the world today. We work with a wide range of partners to extend access to independent factual films to audiences around the world.

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In addition to the broadcast of Why Slavery? films we are working with schools, universities, non-profit organizations and film festivals around the world to ensure the films reach a broad and diverse audience.

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